Like everyone, we have spent a lot of time learning about COVID-19 and how it is impacting our world. That means understanding how it affects our employees, residents, and the surrounding community, and then making the necessary adjustments to our work and operations here at the Beacon House.
Keeping our employees and residents safe is the objective that guides us. This has been at the center of our conversations in leadership regarding this health concern. With that in mind, we want to respond to the threat of the coronavirus accordingly. We are ramping up cleaning services at the Beacon House and have added sanitizing stations throughout the campus, so that employees and clients can keep our campus safe.
We are closely following the guidelines and recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and LA County Department of Public Health on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. Per CDC recommendations, we will ask employees who have traveled to such locations or have been exposed to others who have traveled to such locations to self-quarantine for 14 days. If necessary, we will cancel meetings, and we have modified or paused large gatherings to do what we can to help prevent the spread of the illness.
We want to reiterate the importance of washing your hands, staying home if you feel sick or are returning from an area of the world identified as posing a coronavirus-related risk, and social distancing techniques like not shaking hands, and sneezing into a tissue or the crook of your arm.